Whisky Companion

Whisky Companion


Whisky Companion for Android is a complete whisky and whiskey guide for the curious amateur as well as for the experienced collector.

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhiskyCompanion

The App comes with detailed information and pictures of more than 2.600 whiskies (bourbon, rye, malts, single malt, cask strength, blended, vatted etc.) from 273 distilleries in 21 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States and Wales.

The pre-loaded data for whiskies (Name, Age, Vintage, Bottling year, Alcohol strength, Bottler, Cask Type, Cask Number, Bottle Number, Bottle Size, Chill Filtered) and distilleries (Country, Region, Status, Visitor Center, Classification, Water source, Capacity, Stills, Founded, Owner, Address, Map location, Tel, Email, Web address) can easily be changed, or you can also create new whiskies and distilleries including your own pictures. Clicking on a picture of a distillery or a whisky will maximize the picture size.

You can share your distillery and whisky information with other. Users can create accounts on WhiskyCompanion's network server for **FREE**, and then upload their own distilleries and whiskies. After approval of uploaded material, can uploaded distilleries and whiskies be searched and downloaded by other users.

The app has a **FREE** cloud backup feature that allows users to backup and restore all personal distillery visit notes, whiskies, tasting notes, etc. to WhiskyCompanion's network server.

As more data (content) is published, new countries, distilleries and whiskies can be downloaded to the app's database. These updates will not affect your user data in the database.

Notes from distillery visits can be added to each distillery, and detailed comments and tasting notes (Rating, Colour, Nose, Palate, Body, Finish) may be added to a whisky. All distilleries visited and whiskies tasted will then be available in the “My Whiskies” section, which also includes a wish-list functionality.

Most of the distilleries have map-location for integration with Google Map. When clicking on a distillery location, Map will launch, and this can be switched to Street-View. It is then possible to virtually walk around the distillery.

You can create your own tasting event with picture and key information. Then you can link whiskies to the event and add your tasting notes to those whiskies.

The app also has a zoomable flavour map that shows a high level indication of many distilleries tasting character. The four directions are Light, Rich, Delicate and Smoky.

After installation of the App, the database should be downloaded over a network connection as the database is around 47 MB.

If you experience any problems using WhiskyCompanion, please notify [email protected] and we will help you. Please don't use Android Market as a support forum as there is no way we can contact you to help solve your problems.

BACKUP:
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If you update your content, download new content, lose your phone, do a factory reset, or the SD card becomes corrupted, you might lose valuable data. If you enter personal tasting data or your complete whisky collection, we would strongly advise you to take a backup of your database on a regular basis. In the About window you see the location of the database. Just copy the file to your computer, and you should sleep better at night.

Database location
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On Android 2.0/2.1 will the database be placed on the phone. On Android 2.2 and later will the database be placed on the SD card if a card is present.

KW: whisky whiskey beer pub distillery collector collection tasting taste drink drinking party fun rating score google map flavour cognac rum coctail gin deutsch svenska norsk dutch suomi

Recent changes:
New in 2.12
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- New user interface

New in 2.11
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- Fixed problem when updating large content files
- Added WAKE_LOCK to prevent screen from going black during DB download
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About Whisky Companion
Whisky Companion for Android is a complete whisky and whiskey guide for the curious amateur as well as for the experienced collector.

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhiskyCompanion

The App comes with detailed information and pictures of more than 2.600 whiskies (bourbon, rye, malts, single malt, cask strength, blended, vatted etc.) from 273 distilleries in 21 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States and Wales.

The pre-loaded data for whiskies (Name, Age, Vintage, Bottling year, Alcohol strength, Bottler, Cask Type, Cask Number, Bottle Number, Bottle Size, Chill Filtered) and distilleries (Country, Region, Status, Visitor Center, Classification, Water source, Capacity, Stills, Founded, Owner, Address, Map location, Tel, Email, Web address) can easily be changed, or you can also create new whiskies and distilleries including your own pictures. Clicking on a picture of a distillery or a whisky will maximize the picture size.

You can share your distillery and whisky information with other. Users can create accounts on WhiskyCompanion's network server for **FREE**, and then upload their own distilleries and whiskies. After approval of uploaded material, can uploaded distilleries and whiskies be searched and downloaded by other users.

The app has a **FREE** cloud backup feature that allows users to backup and restore all personal distillery visit notes, whiskies, tasting notes, etc. to WhiskyCompanion's network server.

As more data (content) is published, new countries, distilleries and whiskies can be downloaded to the app's database. These updates will not affect your user data in the database.

Notes from distillery visits can be added to each distillery, and detailed comments and tasting notes (Rating, Colour, Nose, Palate, Body, Finish) may be added to a whisky. All distilleries visited and whiskies tasted will then be available in the “My Whiskies” section, which also includes a wish-list functionality.

Most of the distilleries have map-location for integration with Google Map. When clicking on a distillery location, Map will launch, and this can be switched to Street-View. It is then possible to virtually walk around the distillery.

You can create your own tasting event with picture and key information. Then you can link whiskies to the event and add your tasting notes to those whiskies.

The app also has a zoomable flavour map that shows a high level indication of many distilleries tasting character. The four directions are Light, Rich, Delicate and Smoky.

After installation of the App, the database should be downloaded over a network connection as the database is around 47 MB.

If you experience any problems using WhiskyCompanion, please notify [email protected] and we will help you. Please don't use Android Market as a support forum as there is no way we can contact you to help solve your problems.

BACKUP:
***********
If you update your content, download new content, lose your phone, do a factory reset, or the SD card becomes corrupted, you might lose valuable data. If you enter personal tasting data or your complete whisky collection, we would strongly advise you to take a backup of your database on a regular basis. In the About window you see the location of the database. Just copy the file to your computer, and you should sleep better at night.

Database location
*********************
On Android 2.0/2.1 will the database be placed on the phone. On Android 2.2 and later will the database be placed on the SD card if a card is present.

KW: whisky whiskey beer pub distillery collector collection tasting taste drink drinking party fun rating score google map flavour cognac rum coctail gin deutsch svenska norsk dutch suomi

Recent changes:
New in 2.12
=============
- New user interface

New in 2.11
=============
- Fixed problem when updating large content files
- Added WAKE_LOCK to prevent screen from going black during DB download

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User reviews of Whisky Companion
Woow, this is what I have been looking for. The app has an amazing amount of information on more than 200 distilleries and 2.000 whiskies from 17 (I think?) countries. What I find cool is the possibilities of adding your own distilleries and whiskies with your own pictures. You can also modify the pre-installed base-data. You can add personal comments to distilleries like information you learn during a distillery visit. You can add personal tasting notes to whiskies, as well as creating “I have” lists and “I wish” lists. The app has coordinates for most distilleries, and integration to Google Map and Google Street View. This gives you an impression on how the distilleries look like, and how it is to move around near the distillery. Cool feature :-) I had some questions about the app that I sent to support, and I got a very quick response with clear answers. Very positive. It’s possible to back up the entire database by copying it from the DS card to a PC. This could be better documented…. A full text search in whiskies is also implemented in version 1.01. I have had the app for two days now, and I really love it. I have given it 5 stars on Market, and I find it easy to recommend to other whisky lovers.
Jan 16, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 21, 2014
A4.4.4 on Nexus 5 Works fine. The UI graphics could improve.
A Google User
Feb 16, 2014
Frustrating. This is a potentially great app but current outdated database coupled with limited ability to add new items makes it marginally useful at best. Guys if you are going to charge for this app keep ot updated!!!
A Google User
Feb 7, 2014
Ok Database seems very dated, especially for bourbons. Many well established brands missing. Please update!!!!
A Google User
Feb 7, 2014
SGN2 (GT-N7100) on A4.3 Works fine. The graphics could improve a bit. - I've meant the UI graphics, the images from the database are OK.
A Google User
Dec 23, 2013
No databases I've downloaded the database multiple times to get a msg that says press the back button and then have the whole database re- download again..